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Advanced Algebra Students Learn About Budgeting

The Juniors in Advanced Algebra have been learning budgeting for their career choice. It was a reality check, for sure!!  

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Seventh Grade Social Studies Novel Study

In 7 th grade social studies, the students have been reading The Diary of Abigail Jane Stewart which is set in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania in 1777.  The diary gives the 7 th graders an idea of what life was like during the time . . .

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Yearbook Progress

The Annual Staff has been very busy finalizing pages, taking pictures, and meeting deadlines.  There have been many students present at ballgames and activities, snapping photos of Diller-Odell Students in action.  If you see any . . .

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Griffin Derby 2021

  Mr. Larsen’s 6th-hour Digital Literacy class and Mr. Garcia's 6th hour Independent Science class paired up on a project.  The idea of this project came from Andrew who is working with Mr. Garcia.  He . . .

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Dinosaur Diorama

Zach, a student at Diller Odell High School has been busy creating a dinosaur diorama for his science class.   Zach is very interested in animals, especially dinosaurs.  He likes to study about animals, what they . . .

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Advanced Algebra Students Learn about Inequalities

Juniors in Advanced Algebra are learning how to graph and solve inequalities.  They're pretty excited, because they get to color in class.

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Students Participate in Mock Interviews

Students in Business Communications class participated in Mock Interviews preparing for future job interviews.  They created resumes, cover letters and follow-up letters as well as filled out job applications, in preparation for their . . .

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Eighth Graders Design Machines

The 8th grade exploratory science class has been very busy designing machines. Their final project was to create a Rube Goldberg machine using parts of each of their groups creations. Here is the final video. They did a fantastic job having . . .

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Freshmen Work with Simple Machines

The freshman class has been working with simple machines to learn about how they give us an advantage when we are doing work.  They have learned that when the machine reduces the amount of force needed, the distance that they have to . . .

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Learning Inference Skills Through Commercials

The 7th and 8th Grade classes has been working on their Inference skills.  These skills are taking what you know and what you have learned to make reasonable conclusions based on evidence and reasoning.  To help with this, the . . .

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Mock-Election Day

On Nov. 3 (Election Day), the Diller-Odell Secondary School held their own mock-election.  The election, itself, was conducted by the Modern Problems Class, but all 7-12 students who registered to vote in school could cast their . . .

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Independent Living Class Thanksgiving Meal

The Independent Living class shopped for and cooked a Thanksgiving meal.  The students were able to invite a staff member to the meal.  

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Junior English Gets Spooked by Poe

Students in Mrs. Kostal's English III class are studying Edgar Allan Poe as we approach Halloween and are in the midst of "Spooky Season"! This week they read  The Tell-Tale Heart  and then competed in a Virtual . . .

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Pre-Algebra

Pre-Algebra students  displaying what they’ve learned in class!!

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Science Projects

The science classrooms have been busy with projects this year. The exploratory science class has been discussing different types of collisions and are doing many hands-on activities. The chemistry class has just finished talking about . . .

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Independent Living Cooking Projects

The Independent Living class is cooking up a storm this quarter.  They are finding recipes online and in recipe books.  They just finished making "fish food" and "monkey bread."  We will soon be preparing . . .

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Brew Crew

The Brew Crew is in full swing at Diller Odell HIgh School.  The Brew Crew consists of four members.  Online order forms are sent out every M-W-F mornings to the staff in the Odell building.  During second period one student . . .

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Freshmen Experiment in Physical Science

The freshman Physical Science class recently did a lab to determine the results of a substance when energy is added to a system.  Even though some thought that the themometers were not working correctly, they found out that energy will . . .

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Music Department Fall Update

  We are busy at work at all levels of the music department at Diller-Odell Schools. Thankfully, the members of ensembles have shown great commitment and drive that is a continuation of last year’s progress. The junior high . . .

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Jefferson County Spelling Contest

Diller-Odell students competed at the Jefferson County Spelling Contest Monday, Oct. 5th in Fairbury. Fifth and Sixth grade students competed in the morning.  Representing Diller-Odell were: Xavier, Langdon, Cale, Jayna, Clara, . . .

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Annual Staff Hard at Work

The Diller-Odell Annual Staff has been hard at work this fall.  Selling all ads by phone was a new adventure for the group, since going to businesses in person was not an option, due to COVID.  Their sales were a success and . . .

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Constitution Day

On Sept. 17, the 8 th Grade Social Studies class recognized Constitution Day at the high school in Odell.  During the last half of 5 th Period several 8 th Graders challenged the rest of the students/staff in the building by . . .

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Check out Miss Cooper's Library Webpage!

  Click on the Library link to check out our new Diller-Odell Library page. This is a page designed for students and parents alike. It showcases student makerspace projects and provides access to the Library Catalog and e-Books on . . .

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Seventh Grade English

The Seventh graders read the story "3 Wishes" which was about a man who was granted 3 wishes, but they did not turn out to be as good as he hoped.  To end the story, the students were asked to create a video of themselves . . .

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Freshmen Geometry

The Freshmen are getting geometrically smarter with Ms. Day’s new Smart Board!!

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